UAE traffic: Accident cleared in Abu Dhabi as usual hotspots delay motorists in Dubai

A quiet morning in terms of collisions reported

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - - -  April 7, 2015 --- What was once known as 30th Street or Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street has been now labeled with a new street number, Street 8. The Department of Municipal Affairs introduced a hybrid version for street signs with names and numbers but some of signs with numbers are confusing.     ( DELORES JOHNSON / The National )  ***** Reporter is Ramona Ruiz  **** *** Local Caption ***  DJ-0704-NA-Signs-005.jpg
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An early morning crash in the capital slowed traffic on Al Falah/Khaleej Al Arabi Street towards Sheikh Zayed Street at 6:30am, according to the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport. By 7:06am, the accident was cleared.

No other collisions have been reported in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

In Dubai, the usual morning traffic hotspots were lighting up red and orange - warning drivers of slowdowns - on the live traffic map TomTom City. Major congested arteries this morning included:

- E11 between Al Quds Street and Sharjah Ring Road and its feeder streets in the New Al Nahda Park Area

- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, from Mowaileh Camp near Al Dhaid Road to Airport Road.


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